Kraken, by China Mieville

Mieville will forever be a favorite of mine thanks to The Scar and Perdido Street Station, but this book fell short. It was slow to read, and for a book that is almost more thriller than fantasy, I would expect to be turning pages eagerly, not slogging from one to the next. I’m afraid that Mieville is headed more towards the crime/thriller genre, as I read his The City & The City earlier this year and found it to be much the same style (but that book had one clear setting and one clear plot and didn’t introduce main players half way through the story). Kraken attacks everything from magic to mystery to a city to gods to new important characters to hey another new important character to the end of the world, and it lost this reader along the way.

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